Future Classics

Future Classic: MonoPoly “Manifestations EP”

I am working on a strictly beats mixtape for a radio show right now and although I really love that stuff, I find it’s really one of the genres that has the most really generic and forgettable stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I love that abstract space age hip-hop meets …

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Soul

Future Classic: Belleruche “Backyard” (KidKanevil Remix)

I have to admit that I kind of slept on this one a little, honestly the Tru Thoughts label have been putting out so much good stuff that sometimes it’s hard to keep up! This nice little downtempo remix was released with the “Fuzz Face” single, which was released following …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Oran “Juice” Jones – The Rain (1986)

Ok so I know it’s been a streak of a couple really cheesy selections of our forgotten treasures segment, but to me it’s a very fine line between awesome cheese and smelly old cheese. And as you know, well… we know the difference. Anyways, today’s suggestion is from my homie …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Moka Only “Grab Grab Grab”

Moka Only is definitely one of Canada’s most prolific and underrated MC’s. By the time I finish this post he’s gonna probably put out another 2 records. Loving this jam. Perfect winter headphone music.

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Talking Heads “Cross Eyed and Painless” (1985)

Was doing a studio session with good friend Scott C aka The Incubator and I was talking about my latest string of forgotten treasures posting that are on the “obscure pop” side of things. He told me I had to check out this video on IG Culture‘s website. Sooo dope. …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Planet Asia “Boiler Makers” (Produced by Madlib)

Always been a fan of Planet Asia. Like so many top underground MC’s he never got his due and broke through past the backpack hip-hop lovers like moi. Also if you don’t know too much about Planet Asia I suggest you also check out Cali Agents his old project with …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Frida (ABBA) “There’s Something Going On” (1982)

Ok I gotta give credit where credit is due. My friend (and part mentor) Christian Pronovost put me on to this one. The dude is a living encyclopedia of club music of all kinds, from house, afro to electro rap. (Keep an ear out for his Lost Heroes productions and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: The System “You Are In My System” (1982)

My homeboy Phil Larochelle (check his Mixcloud page!) sent me this nugget today. I knew the Robert Palmer version of this track but I don’t think I had ever heard that track. You can be pretty sure an act is gonna be an act is destined to be a one …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of winter is behind us and that next …

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